Braves Vs. Rockies: Atlanta Sweeps Colorado At Coors Field

The Colorado Rockies lost all three games against the Atlanta Braves following Sunday's 7-2 loss.

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Braves Vs. Rockies Final Score: Atlanta Completes Sweep With 7-2 Victory Over Colorado

The Colorado Rockies didn't have a big lead to cough up once again, but they did lose on Sunday to the Atlanta Braves, 7-2. The Braves, though, did build a 6-0 lead by the middle of the seventh inning before the Rockies finally solved the problem of Brandon Beachy on the mound.

Beachy walked Carlos Gonzalez in the first inning and then gave up a Ramon Hernandez single in the second inning before retiring in a row the next 14 batters. Troy Tulowitzki finally cracked through Beachy's armor and singled to start the seventh inning. Tulowitzki eventually made his way to third on a ground out and a wild pitch before Michael Cuddyer singled him in for the team's first run of the game.

Beachy left the game with one out in the seventh inning and the bases loaded. He saw Cristhian Martinez allow a run to score on fielder's choice Tyler Colvin hit into, putting his day's line at 6.1 innings pitched, two runs allowed, three walks and five strikeouts.

Juan Nicasio allowed six runs over five-plus innings, pitching into the sixth inning without recording an out. A Freddie Freeman three-run home run on the third inning dealt the big blow to the Rockies while Tyler Pastornicky, Dan Uggla and Juan Francisco drove in the next three runs on a ground out and two singles. Uggla struck again during the eighth inning with a home run to left field.

On the wrong end of a three-game sweep, the Rockies (12-15, 8-10 home) begin an eight-game road trip on Monday with a visit to Petco Park to face the San Diego Padres.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Braves blog Talking Chop. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Braves Vs. Rockies Final Score: Atlanta Defeats Colorado, 13-9

For a second night in a row, the Colorado Rockies built a big lead only to see it disappear and result in a loss. The Atlanta Braves defeated the Rockies, 13-9, in a rain-delayed Saturday night contest.

The Rockies opened up the game with a 6-0 lead on the strength of a Michael Cuddyer grand slam and a Carlos Gonzalez two-run double. But then in the top of the third inning, the Braves slowly chipped away at the Rockies' lead. First it was a run scored as a result of a Carlos Gonzalez failed catch in left field. In the fifth inning, Chipper Jones doubled in a run and then scored on a Brian McCann single, making it a 6-3 Rockies lead. Rockies starter Jamie Moyer was doing just enough to keep the Braves at bay.

Colorado's Wilin Rosario answered back in the bottom of the fifth inning with a two-run home run, his third long ball of the season. Those were the last runs Mike Minor allowed in the game as he left after five innings and eight runs allowed.

And then the sixth inning happened. Moyer allowed back-to-back home runs to Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward to start the inning. He walked Tyler Pastornicky and then left the game for Esmil Rogers -- which turned into a disaster. A walk and a single loaded the bases. Chipper Jones struck again with a two-run single. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, Freddie Freeman grounded out but plated a run to tie the game at 8-8.

But Rogers wasn't done after that inning. He came back in the seventh and loaded the bases. Rex Brothers came in to fix the mess, but he walked Michael Bourn, forcing in the go-ahead run. Chipper Jones picked up two more RBI on an RBI single up the middle during the next at-bat. A Freeman sacrifice fly made it a 12-8 lead for the Braves.

Wilin Rosario answered back in the bottom half of the inning with his second home run of the game and his fourth this season, but that was all the team received that inning. The game then went into a rain delay, but when the game came back Todd Helton hit into an inning-ending double play with two men on. The Braves added another run in the top of the ninth inning as a result of Tyler Colvin's misplay in center field.

Livan Hernandez closed out the game for the Braves and picked up his first career save.

The Rockies (12-14, 8-9 home) are out to avoid the sweep with a Sunday afternoon game against the Braves. Juan Nicasio and Brandon Beachy are the scheduled starters.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Braves blog Talking Chop. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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Braves Vs. Rockies Final Score: Eric Hinske 11th-Inning Homer Seals 9-8 Victory For Atlanta

There were no dramatic late-inning heroics from the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. But there was for the Atlanta Braves when Eric Hinske hit the go-ahead home run off Edgmer Escalona in the top of the 11th inning for a 9-7 lead. Todd Helton went on to make it a one-run game with an RBI ground out in the bottom half of the inning, but Michael Cuddyer grounded out to end the game in a 9-8 loss.

The Rockies, however, could have had this game easily won had it not been for its starting pitching. Guillermo Moscoso held a 5-0 lead when he returned to the mound for the top of the second inning. Todd Helton and Dexter Fowler each hit two-run singles and Cuddyer singled in the other run in between those plays. But then Moscoso surrendered a two-run home run to Freddie Freeman in the third inning.

The fifth inning proved far worse. He allowed four runs on a Chipper Jones RBI single, a two-run Brian McCann single and a Hinske RBI double. Matt Reynolds, though, was the pitcher on the mound when Hinske drove in the run for the 6-5 lead. Moscoso's night ended after 4.1 innings.

Jonathan Herrera tied the game in the bottom half of the inning with his second home run of the season, but Chipper Jones put the Braves in a 7-6 lead with a home run of his own in the sixth inning. As you have expected by now, the Rockies answered in the bottom of the sixth with Tyler Colvin's run-scoring fielder's choice.

The Rockies (12-13, 8-8 home) will have Jamie Moyer on the mound for Saturday night's contest.

For more on these teams, visit Rockies blog Purple Row and Braves blog Talking Chop. Head over to Baseball Nation and MLB Daily Dish for more news and notes around the majors.

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